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Architects 30 Hour Online Continuing Education Course Package

Meets state continuing education requirements

This 30-hour package contains:

Course #1 – (1 hour Online Video) AIA 2010 ADA Standards: Special Rooms, Spaces, & Elements #AIABLTI318
Course #2 – (3 hour Online Video) AIA Successful Renovations and Additions #AIABLTI341
Course #3 – (3 hour Online Video) AIA Successful Site Design #AIABLTI335
Course #4 – (3 hour Online Video) AIA Successful Building Design AIABLTI340
Course #5 – (3 hour Online Video) AIA Construction Documents For Successful Projects#AIABLTI450
Course #6 – (3 hour Online Video) Technological Innovation: Building “Green” Into the Budget #AIABLTI205
Course #7 — (4 hour Online Video) Building on Budget by Design #AIABLTI351
Course #8 — (4 hour Online Video) Acoustical Design in Modern Architecture AIABLTI342
Course #9 — (6 hour Online Video) Sustainable Design) AIA Weatherization and Renewable Energy #AIABLTI303

Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members will be available to print upon completion of this course. This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.


Course #1: 2010 ADA Standards: Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements

Course Description

The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed, or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

This one hour video course covers the eighth chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements.  The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of adequate circulation pathways for disabled persons in special spaces and public facilities.
  • Identify the ADA requirements for lodging, dining, courthouse, and public transportation facilities.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
  • Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.

Course Syllabus

Lesson One 801-806.3.2 (35 minutes)

1.  Wheelchair Spaces, Companion Seats, and Designated Aisle Seats
2.  Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms
3.  Kitchens and Kitchenettes
4.  Medical Care and Long-Term Facilities
5.  Transient Lodging Guest Rooms

Assessment

Lesson Two 807- 811.4 (35 minutes)

1.  Holding Cells and Housing Cells
2.  Courtrooms
3.  Residential Dwelling Units
4.  Transportation Facilities
5.  Storage

Assessment


Course #2: Successful Renovations and Additions

Course Description

This course is designed to address the needs of both designers and builders. The topics that will be covered include pre-design, building design, structural concerns, making a watertight envelope, code issues, and construction details. Each of these topics will be addressed in the light of both renovation and addition projects. Real-life stories will relay information that will help any designer to successfully navigate through the challenges of this very specific type of building design.

This course will highlight the right questions, demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to the critical issues. Through the many following examples, this course will offer instruction on how to approach a renovation or addition project with justified confidence.

 

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to translate the requests of the client into a realistic, safe, and cost-effective project.
  • Gain confidence in the ability to specify, and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.
  • Demonstrate how to investigate the important conditions and bring attention to critical issues.
  • Identify and integrate strategies that involve existing conditions, building design, structural concerns, and common issues.

 

Course Outline

Renovations

Pre-Design: Existing Conditions

1. Available Drawings
2. Building Survey and Measurement

Design

1. Layout and Appearance

Structural

1. Consultants
2. Leveling
3. Shoring

Water-Tight Envelope

1. Roofing
2. Basement Walls
3. Fire Suppression

Code

1. Egress
2. Lighting
3. HVAC

Details

1. Trusses
2. Headers
3. Chemical Company/Concrete Materials
4. Corrosion
5. Erosion
6. Calamities
7. Contaminants


Additions

Pre-Design

1. Existing Conditions
2. Underground Structures
3. Utilities
4. Multi-Family

Design

1. Appearance
2. Master Planning

Structural

1. Foundations
2. Leveling
3. Sistering and Floor Diagram
4. Trusses
5. Scissor Trusses
6. Snow Load
7. Soils

Code

1. Accessibility
2. Zoning Restrictions
3. Fire Separation
4. Flood Plain
5. Which code
6. Separation Distance
7. Fire Lane
8. Constructability
9. Quality Control on Documentation


Course #3: Successful Site Design

Course Description

While land developers are seeking to maximize their land use and minimize their development costs, governmental regulations are applying pressures on budgets that can kill a project. Architects are being relied upon to steer site decisions and engineering professionals in order to produce cost effective and functional designs that meet the myriad of growing municipal requirements.  In this 3 hour, fully narrated course you will learn to navigate your entire team through the challenges and pit falls of site development, all the time with an eye toward building design.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the process of securing the appropriate information (code and local ordinances) that will help to develop a scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Be able to develop a building program, including site selection, utilization and wayfinding that complies with municipal requirements.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on site standards and utility coordination.
  • Summarize the steps that must be taken to in order to move forward with approvals, bidding and construction.

Course Syllabus

Lesson One: Securing Information

1.  Pre-Design: Scope, Terms, Responsibilities, Permits
2.  Securing Information: Services, Surveys, Contaminants, Authorities, Fees

Assessment

Lesson Two: Programming and Site Evaluation

1.  Programming: Basics
2.  Site Evaluation: Utilities, Site Constraints

Assessment

Lesson Three: Site Selection, Utilization and Wayfinding

1.  Site Selection: Restrictions, Storm Water, Landscaping, Parking
2. Wayfinding

Assessment

Lesson Four: Laying Out the Design

1.  Layout: Fire Lanes, Traffic, Space Considerations
2.  Examples

 Assessment

Lesson Five: Site Standards

1.  Accessibility
2.  Site Lighting
3.  HVAC
4.  Grading
5.  Pavement
6.  LEED

Assessment

Lesson Six: Utility Coordination

1.  Water Service
2.  Sanitary
3.  Storm Water Management
4.  Franchise Utilities
5.  Examples

Assessment

Lesson Seven: Preparing a Site Plan

1.  Video

Assessment

Lesson Eight: Documents and Contract Administration

1.  Documentation: Drawings, Lighting, Paving, Utilities, Landscaping, GPS
2.  Construction Administration
3.  Conclusion

Assessment

 


Course #4: Successful Building Design

Course Description

Developers of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings are driven by return on investment. Today’s building owners are savvy and they seek to balance the initial cost with the payback. Functionality, aesthetics, and methods of code compliance are each guided by financial investment and return. In this course, you will learn, from the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, tried and proven methods for analyzing design decisions that will lead you to a greater reputation as a designer.

Most architects are familiar with the design process and are usually comfortable with at least one or more of the steps. However, what we learn in school needs to be coupled with the requirements of today’s many codes and regulations, the changes in material development, our client’s demand for a return on investment and the realities of construction budgets.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost effective project.
  • Utilize current materials and goods to ensure proper construction practices.
  • Recognize the importance of meeting the client’s demand for return on investment.

BUILDING DESIGN

Chapter 1

1. Defining the Building Type
2. Initial Building Program
3. Initial Construction Budget
4. Ideal Building Size
5. Establishing the Construction Classification
6. Code Analysis

Chapter 2

1. Site Evaluation
2. Reality Check
3. Building Concept
4. Selecting Consultants
5. Defining the Structural System
6. Selecting the Best Foundation System

Chapter 3

1. Creating an Envelope
2. Laying out the Floor Plate
3. Dealership Videos

Chapter 4

1. Specialty Functions
2. HVAC Systems
3. Plumbing Systems
4.  Electrical
5. Selecting Your Materials

Chapter 5

1. Specialty Materials
2. Specialty Design Services

 


Course #5: Construction Documents for Successful Projects

Course Description

A well prepared and accurate technical specification can be easily undone if Divisions 00 and 01 of the project manual are deficient. The ‘front-end’ specification, or general conditions, is the tool that directs the contractor from the day he is introduced to the project through to completion. Without it, the architect, the client, and the builder are vulnerable to being sadly surprised. A well written ‘front-end’ can protect the architect and the builder from accusations of neglect, cost over-runs, demands for an expansion of the scope and much more. This course will teach the many elements of the front-end specification that are essential to success.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost-effective project.
  • Understand and be able to comply with federal laws if the project is paid for with governmental funds.
  • Specify and identify any code related issues or requirements in order to facilitate proper construction.

Chapter 1 (25 minutes)

1. Introduction
2. Division 00
3. Site Visit
4. Bonding
5. Addenda
6. Document Distribution
7. Alternates
8. Bid Forms

Chapter 2 (25 minutes)

1. Division 01
2. Changes
3. Allowances
4. Unit Pricing
5. Liquidated Damages
6. Insurance
7. Damage to Structures

Chapter 3 (25 minutes)

1. Notice of Commencement
2. Notice of Substantial Completion
3. Substitutions
4. Dimensions
5. Pay Applications

Chapter 4 (25 minutes)

1. Occupational Requirements
2. Storage of Materials
3. Commissioning
4. Utilities
5. Submittals
6. Obsolete Materials
7. Scheduling

Chapter 5 (25 minutes)

1. Permitting
2. Electronic Use of Drawings
3. Quality Assurance
4. Contractor’s Use of Site
5. Owner Furnished Products and Labor
6. Sustainable Design
7. Conclusion


Course #6: Technological Innovations:  Building “Green” Into the Budget

Course Description

This three hour online video course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment, while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner.  As technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the environment.  However, energy efficient building requirements can be stringent and cost prohibitive. It is a challenge to provide customers with the latest energy efficient systems–all within a budget that homeowners are willing to provide.  This course will help industry professionals identify important considerations and then apply those principles to a specific project.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Accurately define energy conservation and generation concepts, and describe at least three efficient use of materials that will save building and operation costs.
  • Identify the techniques used in alternative wall systems, and explore the benefits of each.
  • Demonstrate many uses of both EPS and XPS insulation sheathing.
  • Outline at least one application of energy efficient design in indoor systems.

COURSE OUTLINE

Chapter 1.  Heat Transfer and Thermal Imaging (30 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1)   Recognize the impact of energy consumption.  2)  Understand energy conservation and generation concepts. 3)  Identify types of heat transfer.  4)  Describe the uses of thermal imaging cameras and blower door equipment.

I.  Energy Consumption

A.  Energy
B.  Resources
C.  Building Systems

II.  Energy Conservation

A.  Reduced consumption, emissions
B.  Energy Efficiency Standards and Methods

III.  Diagnostic Testing

A.  Thermal Imaging
B.  Blower Door Testing

Chapter 2.  Advanced Framing Techniques (30 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1)  What is advanced framing, and what are some of the techniques used?  2)  List the uses of insulated headers and energy heel trusses. 3) Understand the benefits of pre-fabricated walls.

I.  Advanced Framing Techniques

A.  2 x 6 studs
B.  Headers
C.  Raised Heel Trusses

II.  Raised Heel Trusses

A.  Full height insulation
B.  Cost efficient

III.  Double 2 x 4 Walls

A.  Thicker insulation
B.  Drawbacks

IV.  Prefabricated Walls

A.  Reduced waste
B.  Higher quality

Chapter 3.  Air Barriers (30 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1)  Apply the benefits of energy efficient building.  2)  Describe the purpose of air barriers and what materials are typically used. 3) List the uses of SIPs and ICFs.

I.  Design and Implementation of Energy Efficient Design

A.  Design phase
B.  Subs and employees
C.  Training

II.  Air Sealing

A.  Finding leaks
B.  Materials

III.  Airtight Drywall

A.  Methods
B.  Drawbacks

IV.  Prefabricated Walls

A.  Reduced waste
B.  Higher quality
C.  SIPs
D.  ICFs

Chapter 4.  Insulation (25 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1)  Recognize the pros and cons of fiberglass and cellulose insulation material.  2)  Describe the proper installation of fiberglass insulation. 3) Apply proper installation of cellulose insulation.

I.  Fiberglass Batts

A.  Uses
B.  Various configurations: high density, standard density
C.  Installation

II.  Cellulose Insulation

A.  Uses
B.  Various configurations: dense packed, dry spray

III.  Roof Installation

A.  Methods
B.  Baffles

 

Chapter 5.  Foam Insulation/Sheathing (30 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1)  Identify different types of foam insulation available.  2)  Understand the pros and cons of polyisocyanurate and polyurethane spray foam. 3) Demonstrate the many uses of both EPS and XPS insulating sheathing.

I.  Spray Foam

A.  Urea Formaldehyde
B.  Cementitious
C.  Phenolic
D.  Polyisocyanurate or polyiso
E.  Polyurethane

II.  Various configurations

A.  Open cell, Closed cell

III.  Insulating Sheathing

A.  Uses
B.  Examples: expanded, extruded

 

Chapter 6.  U-Factor/R-Value (25 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1)  Recognize the uses of and effectiveness of radiant barriers.  2)  Identify and define what the National Fenestration Rating Council does. 3) Formulate U-Factor and R-Value conversions. 4) Explore different methods to increase U-Factor.

I.  Radiant Barrier Sheathing

A.  Benefits
B.  Heat Transfer
C.  Types

II.  Window selection

A.  NFRC
B.  SHGC
C.  Low E coatings
D.  Inert gas
E. Visible Transmittance
F.  Air Infiltration Rate

III.  U-Factor/R-Value

A.  Definitions/Conversions

 

Chapter 7.  Lighting/Duct Design (25 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1)  What are the positives and negatives of incandescent or compact fluorescent lighting?  2)  Understand the amount of energy wasted by poor duct design 3) Determine proper duct design and installation.

I.  Incandescent Lighting

A.  Benefits/Flaws

II.  Compact Fluorescent Lighting

A.  Benefits/Flaws

III.  Light Emitting Diodes

A.  Benefits/Flaws

IV.  Duct Design

A.  Best Practices
B.  Duct Sealing
C.  Installation
D.  Common Problems

 

Chapter 8.  Green Appliances (35 Minutes)

*Learning Objectives:  1)  Understand how to read energy guide labels.  2)  Define heat/energy recovery ventilation. 3) Identify sealed combustion appliances. 4) List different types of water heaters. 5) Define and be able to understand what a SEER rating is.

I.  Energy Guide Labels

A.  What does it all mean?

II.  Energy Recovery Ventilation

A.  Benefits/Costs

III.  Sealed Combustion Heating Appliances

A.  Description
B.  Benefits

IV.  Water Heaters

A.  Standard tank
B.  Condensing
C.  Tankless
D.  Common Problems

V.  Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)


Course #7: Building on Budget by Design

Course Description

The benefit and importance of pursuing an efficient design and budget allows for the creation of comparable design per a client’s initial request, but ultimately accomplishing it with considerably less complexity, building materials, construction labor, and finally cost, achieving an efficient design resulting in greater value for the homeowner. Functionality, aesthetics, and methods of code compliance are each guided by financial investment and return.

This presentation will illustrate the basis for the Building on Budget by Design program, as well as numerous examples for the approach of integrating and understanding general incremental pricing at various points in the design development process for further design inspiration and guidance for a desired construction budget.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able to integrate design concepts with current codes and regulations.
  • Translate the intentions and goals of the customer into a safe and cost effective project.
  • Understand the process of securing the appropriate information that will help to develop a scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Be able to develop a building program that provides for less complexity and better price understanding through design adjustments.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on site standards, code compliance, requested design and budget.
  • Utilize current materials and goods to ensure proper construction practices, all with an eye for budgetary constraints.

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1

1. Introduction
2. Industry Standards
3. Compromise vs. Solutions
4. Tangible vs. Non-Tangible Causes
5. Reducing Liability

Lesson 2

1. Example 1: Revised Elevation and Detailing
2. Over Design
3. Example 2: Addition Plans Requested
4. Understanding Client Needs
5. Example 3: Roof Complexity Averted
6. Alternative Designs

Lesson 3

1. Example 4: Value Engineering
2. SF Reductions
3. Redistribution of Capital

Lesson 4

1. Example 5: Value Engineering
2. Travel space
3. Example 6: Two-Story Post and Beam vs. Pre-Engineering Trusses
4. Savings Realized

Lesson 5

1. Example 7: New Log Home or Renovation?
2. Example 8: Remodel with Plan Adjustments in HVAC
3. Example 9: Square Foot Reductions using Modular Dimensions
4. Example 10: Roof Framing and Practical Design Solutions

Lesson 6

1. Example 11: Site Analysis and Re-Design
2. Example 12: Complexity Reduction for Greater Value

Lesson 7

1. Example 13: Smaller Footprint, Larger Home
2. Example 14: More Square Footage, Less Cost

Lesson 8

1. Example 15: Builder’s Home Plan Request
2. Angled plans
3. Material waste


Course #8: Acoustical Design In Modern Architecture

Course Description

Unwanted sound impacts and affects inhabitants of our created spaces. If it not already, controlling noise will quickly become a mandated concern for designers. Attesting to increasing regulatory focus on noise, there is a recent proliferation of standards, guidelines, and codes regarding acoustics.

Very soon, many of these guidelines will no longer be mere suggestions. Most concerns covered in these standards can be addressed with a basic understanding on how sound travels and is reflected, blocked, absorbed, or transmitted by materials and assemblies chosen in designing envelopes.

Acoustic design is best addressed in an incremental fashion. This course was written to do just that. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles regarding sound, how its energy moves through matter, how its path and intensity can be altered, and how success in the manipulation of sound is measured. Known design strategies are discussed for controlling sound moving; from exterior to interior spaces, from interior spaces to adjacent spaces, within interior spaces, through structural components, and through building systems. Design considerations are outlined for numerous common building functions. Finally, acoustic codes and guidelines in existence now, are listed for consideration.

After completing this course  participants will be able to:

  • Design objectives and recommended best practices for building types where poor acoustics directly impact productivity and health of the users.
  • Determine sources of noise that negatively impact users of built environments, generated both outside and from within buildings, including both air borne and structure borne sounds.
  • Outline basic design practices for effectively controlling; sound transfer between exterior and interior spaces, noise transfer from interior space to adjacent spaces, and the reverberation of sound generated within spaces.
  • Provide an overview of regulations and guidelines that either are, or may become law underscoring a need for competency in acoustic design, before legislatures make designing for noise control mandatory.

ACOUSTICAL DESIGN IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Lesson 1 (25 minutes)

1. Acoustics in General
2. General Vocabulary Regarding Sound
3. General Nature of Sound
4. Production
5. Control
6. Sound Transmission
7. Reception
8. Audible Sound Frequencies
9. Effects of Sound on People

Lesson 2 (30 minutes)

1. Principals of Acoustics
2. Sound Behavior Patterns
3. Primary Acoustic Measurements

a. NRC – Noise Reduction Coefficient
b. STC – Sound Transmission Class
c. IIC – Impact Insulation Class

4. Additional Measurements Sometimes Encountered

a. RT – Reverberation Time
b. CAC – Ceiling Attenuation Class
c. AC – Articulation Class

5. Amplified Sound
6. Design Solutions for Specific Concerns Regardles of Project Type
7. Resisting transmission of noise from the exterior into the interior of a space

Lesson 3 (30 minutes)

1. Resisting horizontal transmission of noise from space to adjacent space
2. Resisting vertical transmission of noise from space to adjacent space, including structure borne sound
3. Controlling reverberation time of sound generated within a space
4. Masking unwanted noise with sound generating systems
5. Controlling system sounds, especially HVAC noises, that enter a space

Lesson 4 (25 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type

a. Speaking Venues: Auditorium
b. Speaking Venues: Lecture Hall
c. Speaking Venues: Meeting or Conference Room
d. Performance Venues: Dance Hall
e. Performance Venues: Movie Theatre

Lesson 5 (25 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Performance Venues: Recording Studio
b. Performance Venues: Home Theatre
c. Dining Venues: Dining Hall / Restaurant
d. Dining Venues: Outdoor Dining
e. Common Use Venues: Common Gathering / Multi-use

Lesson 6 (25 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Common Use Venues: Atrium
b. Common Use Venues: Hallway
c. Healthcare Venues: Healthcare Facility
d. Healthcare Venues: MRI Suite
e. Work Venues: Office
f. Work Venues: Home Office

Lesson 7 (20 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Education Venues: Classroom
b. Education Venues: Library
c. Fitness Venues: Gym
d. Multi-family Venues: Hotel
e. Multi-family Venues: Multi-family Housing

Lesson 8 (20 minutes)

1. Design Considerations by Specific Project Type (cont)

a. Worship Venues – Churches

2. Codes and Testing
3. Applicable to All Building Types
4. Applicable to Schools
5. Applicable to Health Care
6. Applicable to Offices
7. Applicable to Outdoor Noise Guidelines

In Summation

Assessment – 20 minutes

 


Course #9: Weatherization and Renewable Energy

6 HSW Credits/ Sustainable Design hours — Course #AIABLTI303

This six hour course will explore factors that contribute to exterior shell failure, and identify practical solutions that will preserve the integrity of the building envelope and add to the buildings efficiency.

Weatherization and Renewable Energy

6 HSW Credits — Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members will be available to print upon completion of this course. This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.

Course Description

Building homes that are well protected from the weather should be a priority for any building professional.  The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship, but often the problem is found in the design of a home.  This course will explore factors that contribute to exterior shell failure, and identify practical solutions that will preserve the integrity of the building envelope.

As technological innovation creates new construction possibilities, incorporating energy-efficiency into building projects can not only provide a better quality of life, but also protect the  environment. A comprehensive approach to resource and energy efficiency is the best method to achieve a resource and energy efficient building.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the building as a system, its performance requirements, and how these features must be integrated to prevent building envelope failure.
  • Describe how a properly constructed building envelope will keep out weather related moisture and stop uncontrolled movement of energy due to  loss of conditioned air.
  • Identify innovative design considerations incorporating energy efficient resources and components.
  • Evaluate the structural considerations when installing/mounting these new systems.

Weatherization: Students successfully completing this three hour portion will gain confidence in their ability to reduce building envelope failure using proven methods of construction. Building homes that are well protected from the weather is important for all building professionals. The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship. Sometimes a problem is found in the design of a home, adding to disputes over poor workmanship. The very best defense against moisture issues in a home is in training the workforce in how moisture enters into the internal structural areas of a home and what procedures to use in the many tasks involved to head off these problems.

Renewable Energy: Renewable energy is contributing more and more to the world’s ever-rising energy demands. Wind and solar energy generation systems are about to reach the level of affordability that will allow them to be considered equal to conventional power generation systems like fossil fuel plants and hydro-electric dams.  Contractors should know what products are on the market, what rebates and incentives are available for their customers who want to take advantage of energy efficient resources and components.

Weatherization I

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand cause and effect of weatherization problems within the construction industry. 2) Understand contractor responsibilities, what to avoid and what to embrace. 3) Recognize the cause of most below-grade moisture issues and the remedies that should be taken.

Why is There a Problem?

  1. Rationale
  2. Primary Warranty and Insurance Claims
  3. Solutions
  4. Experience
  5. Contractor Responsibilities
  6. Insurance Availability and Affordability

The Building Envelope System

  1. Building Envelope System
  2. Performance ObjectivesPhysical Components
  3. Sources of Moisture Intrusion
  4. Results of Failure

Foundation Construction

  1. Thermal and Moisture Protection
  2. Groundwater
  3. Gutters
  4. Crawl spaces
  5. Damp proofing and Waterproofing
  6. Girders and Beams

Assessment

Weatherization II

*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the causes of high humidity in homes and how housewraps and flashings work. 2) Describe some of the steps and terminology for installing flashings and code minimums. 3) Know how to prepare window and door openings for proper installation.

Wall Construction

  1. Wall Framing
  2. Vapor Diffusion Problems
  3. Recommendations
  4. House Wrap and Underlayment
  5. Window and Door Openings
  6. Flashing and Caulking
  7. Siding

Roof Construction

  1. Skylights
  2. Moisture Penetration
  3. Roof Valleys
  4. Shingles and Shakes
  5. Roof Sheathing
  6. Repairs
  7. Flashing

Window and Door Installation

  1. Windows, Doors and Skylights
  2. Proper Flashing
  3. Door and Window Installation

Assessment

Weatherization III

*Learning Objectives: 1) Recognize the purpose of ventilation and ventilation requirements. 2) Understand how a capillary break works with other components to prevent moisture intrusion. 3) Be aware of consumer remedies and contractor responsibilities.

Ventilation System Installation and Requirements

  1. Code
  2. Attic Ventilation
  3. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Building Envelope Best Practices

  1. Moisture Retarding Construction
  2. Capillary Breaks
  3. House Wrap Installation
  4. Window and Door Installation
  5. Siding Installation
  6. Roofing Best Practices

Consumer Remedies

  1. Common Mistakes
  2. Preventative Measures
  3. Warranties
  4. Complaints
  5. Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

Assessment

Wind Power I

*Learning Objectives: 1) Be able to describe the history of harnessing the wind’s energy. 2) Identify the difference between wind energy and  conventional energy production. 3) Appreciate some of the “Pro vs. Con” debates regarding Green Renewable Wind generated energy.

  1. History
  2. Products and Components
  3. Sources of Energy Production
  4. Offshore Production: Pros and Cons
  5. Onshore Production: Pros and Cons

Assessment

Wind Power II

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand what “distributed” wind power really means to home owners, communities and industry. 2) Appreciate some of the solutions addressing concerns over the harvesting of wind energy. 3) Recognize the concerns of the home owner or small business owner when deciding on whether or not to pursue wind energy.

  1. Distributed wind power
  2. Automation and Safety Factors
  3. Grants and Incentives
  4. Residential and Small Business Wind Generation

Assessment

Solar Energy Use I

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the difference between “passive” and “active” solar energy use. 2) Know what PV stands for, and how PV solar energy collection varies from traditional solar heat collection. 3) Gain an awareness of the benefits of solar energy: for residential and commercial use as well as how solar energy benefits the environment.

  1. Solar Energy: Passive/Active
  2. Solar Photo Voltaic
  3. Industry Acronyms and Terms
  4. Residential and Small Business Solar Use
  5. Rebates and Incentives

Assessment

Solar Energy Use II

*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand some small business or home owner advantages. 2) Realize there is a price to pay for clean, green energy. 3) Recognize pros and cons when considering solar.

  1. Small Business Systems
  2. Residential Use
  3. Solar Pros and Cons
  4. Structural Considerations
  5. Installation and Mounting Considerations

Assessment

Solar Energy Use III

*Learning Objectives: 1) Be aware of the history of man harnessing the sun’s energy. 2) Know the amount of solar energy versus conventional fuel produced energy in the United States. 3) Learn some new terms and gain an appreciation for what “green energy” really means.

  1. Solar Harvesting
  2. Solar Power Plants
  3. Industry Acronyms and Terms

Assessment


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